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Czernowitz at 100: The First Yiddish Language Conference in Historical Perspective [Kindle Edition]

KALMAN WEISER , JOSHUA A. FOGEL , FOGEL/WEISER , Zachary Baker , David Birnbaum , Marc Caplan ; Matthew Hoffman ; Philip Hollander ; Leye Lipsky ; Rebecca Margolis ; Ezra Mendelsohn ; Jess Olson ; Rakhmiel Peltz ; Mordkhe Schaechter ; Marie Schumacher-Brunhes ; Kalman Weiser ;

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Book Description

Czernowitz at 100 represents a collection based on the proceedings of a 2008 international conference convened at York University in Toronto. Each chapter looks back at a portion over a long century, one marked with the mass migration of Ashkenazi Jews across the globe, two world wars, the Holocaust, the birth of Israel, and the rise and fall of the Soviet bloc. They assess the achievements and fate of those who participated in the 1908 Yiddish Language Conference that was held at Czernowitz, now known as Chernivtsi, Ukraine. Featuring contributions from a new generation of scholars re-examining eastern European Jewish life, the successes and failures of the Yiddishist movement are examined. The contributors discuss how Yiddishism_a fascinating example of language-based nationalism_shaped the political and cultural landscape of territorially dispersed Jews across Eastern Europe and the world during the twentieth century.

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This is a fresh effort to extract new meaning from a famous 100 year-old conference focusing on Yiddish: new ideas and new contributions both from several well known 'suspects' as well as from some who will doubtlessly get to be better known. (Joshua A. Fishman, Yeshiva University)

About the Author

Joshua Fogel is a Canada Research Chair and professor of history at York University in Toronto, Canada.

Keith Weiser is the Silber Family Professor of Modern Jewish Studies and associate professor of history at York University in Toronto, Canada.

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  • File Size: 608 KB
  • Print Length: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Lexington Books (April 2, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003T0G71Y
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